Vikings (2013–…): Season 3, Episode 8 - To the Gates! - full transcript

The Viking army sets out and Paris goes into lockdown as the army prepares the defense.


Stand back!

Close the gate!

Open, sir!

Roland! Roland!

- Count Odo.
- They are coming.

Tell the men not to waste any bolts.

- Only when they're close.
- Yes, Count.

Whatever happens, they must not get through
the gates. They must not get into the city.

- Do you understand?
- Yes.

Whatever we have to do to stop
them will be done, I assure you.



Hold the line!

Bring the cage and the ram!


Archers, cover us.

Shield wall!

Wait for my signal!





Brace the gates!



Erlendur, bring the tools!

Thor, come on!
Get up! Get up!

Come on! All of you! Go!







The Oriflamme.

It is the sacred
banner of Saint-Denis.

The cloth was bathed in his blood.

Martyr's blood.


In defense of which you and all
your Order would gladly die.


And so it will be for all of Paris.

Monseigneur. Monseigneur.

- What is this?
- The Oriflamme.

The sacred banner of Saint-Denis,
dipped in his blood.

Bless it, Monseigneur.
Anoint it!

Believe in it.

- I'm not sure...
- Do it!

Do it now if you care for Paris.

Count Odo!

- Count Odo!
- What is it?

Sir, they are breaching the walls.

Cut the ropes! Cut the ropes!

Now! Climb!

Close the front gate.

Soldiers! Citizens of Paris!

Behold the Oriflamme.

Behold the sacred
flag of Saint-Denis.

Behold the sacred flag of Frankia.

Behold, soldiers of Christ.

That wherever the Oriflamme is,
no quarter is to be given to our enemies.

Soldiers, show no mercy.

Fight on!

Fight to the death!

Prepare the oil.

Siegfried, the horses!

Kalf, the ropes!




Get up the tower!

Go on!

Come on, climb!



Lagertha, stop.

- Lagertha, stop!
- What?


- What are you doing?
- Wait.

Up! Quickly! Get up!

- Where are you going? Huh?
- We should fall back.

Valhalla is that way!




















Now that I see them up close,

they seem so much less
frightening than I supposed.

Indeed, they appear almost human.

Your Imperial Highness
is to be congratulated

for the brave and stout
defense of our great city.

All hail the Emperor!

Hail the Emperor!
Hail the Emperor!


Is he alive?
They told me the news.

- Is he dying? Is my son dying?
- I don't know.

What happened?

He was proving that you don't
need a title to be a leader.

You should never have
let him climb the ladder.

Now he may die.

Both of you stop treating him like a child.

He's a man, so let him be one.

Today we came so close.

Next time, we will not
make the same mistakes.

What are you doing?


What are you doing here?

I can't bear to face the others.


Because all of this disaster is my fault.

For their own reasons, the gods
have decided to punish me.

And I don't understand.

Everything I did,
everything I have done, I did for them.

This is not all about you!

Don't be angry with me.

- Please don't be angry with me.
- Why not?

How am I supposed to live,
knowing what I know?

You don't think of anybody but yourself.

That's not true!
That's not true, Helga.

I think about all of us.

I think about every human being in Midgard.

Helga, don't go.

Helga, don't leave me.

Helga, come back.

Helga, come back!


How are you?


You want to hate me,

but you can't.

Can't I?

All I know

is that I desire you with all my heart.

I want to be with you.

How could I believe you?

I could have let you die.

What if I accept what you have to say?

What if I agree to be with you
and go with you?

But I will never forgive you
for usurping my Earldom.

And one day, I will kill you.

If you accept that condition,

then let us be together

and enjoy each other.

You see?

You should never have called me that.

Called you what?


As if the gods are protecting me.


You're alive, aren't you?

Today went badly.

Yes, it did.

You led today.

I only did what my instincts told me to do.

Well, that is a start.

What are we going to do?

Before I decide I must
speak with an old friend.


I hope you can hear me, Athelstan,
and I'm not just talking to myself.


Do you think I went too far with Floki?

Can you actually believe that he thought

I would let him lead without
my having an agenda?

If I was him, I would
worry less about the gods

and more about the fury of a patient man.

And as well you know,
I can be very patient.

I wish you were here.

Paris is everything
you told me it would be.

And I am bound and
determined to conquer it.